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Network event – Using CO2 as a sustainable feedstock for the fine chemicals industry

21st Sept 2011, 10am -5pm

Newcastle University

This is the third in a series of one day meetings organised by the EPSRC grand challenge network CO2Chem and is being organised by the University Research Centre in Catalysis and Intensified Processing at Newcastle University as one of the events to mark the launch of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability.

Following a launch meeting in September 2010 in London, previous CO2Chem meetings have focussed on ‘CO2 to Bulk Chemicals’ and ‘Carbon Capture Research. This meeting will focus on the applications of CO2 in the production of smaller scale but higher value chemicals associated with the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors.

For more information visit – CO2 to fine chemicals event

Carbon Capture Research – Joint UKCCSC and CO2Chem Meeting

A joint meeting of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Community and the CO2Chem Network to hear about current UK research in the area of carbon capture.


The day will include presentations from members of both networks on their current research  and information on future funding opportunities


There is an optional networking dinner at 7pm – Cost – free for academics, £30 for industry

Carbon Capture Research Event 14.07.11

CO2Chem and the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Community are holding a free joint event on Carbon Capture Research on Thursday 14th July 2011 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham. Bookings are now open at Please note the date change from the previous call for abstracts.

Our aim is to share recent research findings and future plans, facilitate networking amongst the academic community and industry and to help identify potential areas for future funding calls.

We are still accepting abstracts (300 word max.) from the academic community  for presentation as talks (15-20 min) on recent research in the area of carbon capture. Whilst industry stakeholders are welcome to attend the workshop, we are only accepting abstracts from the academic community. A number of abstracts will be selected based upon quality and general interest to the audience whilst balancing the topics. If your abstract is not selected you will be invited to give a 2 minute flash presentation on your work. Please send abstracts to me, by 30th May.

Creating Jet Fuel from the CO2 in the air

One of the CO2Chem network members, Air Fuel Synthesis has just sent us this news:

Air Fuel Developments Limited (trading as Air Fuel Synthesis) is working with the Centre for Process Innovation in Teesside to demonstrate the production of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from CO2. The carbon dioxide will be drawn from the air using a novel air capture system. It will be reacted with hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water to produce liquid hydrocarbon products in a single reactor step using a novel catalyst.

ASF have secured  funding for small scale pilot plant to be built this year, to be able to make 5 litres per day of liquid fuel. The fuel will be a mixture of alcohols which we shall convert into Jet A1.

Ionic Liquids and carbon capture

Those at the CO2Chem network launch event will have heard Peter Styring of the University of Sheffield talking about ionic liquids and their use in carbon capture. Peter has just had a paper published on his work which can be found in Energy and Enviromental Science

High CO2 solubility in ionic liquids and a tetraalkylammonium-based poly(ionic liquid)

Somsak Supasitmongkol and Peter Styring
Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, Advance Article;
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00293C

Launch Presentations now available

If you are a member of the CO2Chem network you can now view the presentations from the launch event by going to the ‘Network Members’ page and entering the password. If are a member of the network and don’t know the password please email Katy.

CO2Chem Launch tomorrow

The official launch of the CO2Chem network takes place in London tomorrow and Wednesday. If you are attending please be aware that there are tube strikes planned.

Launch: 7th-8th September, London

The launch of the CO2Chem Network will be held on 7-8th September 2010 at the Chemistry Centre, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Picadilly, London. CO2Chem Launch

Places are limited to 100 for the CO2Chem Launch, therefore to ensure we have a balanced representation of the network, we are asking people to submit an application to take part. CO2Chem Launch Attendance Application